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- Movie: Broken (English title) / The Hovering Blade (literal title)
- Revised romanization: Banghwanghaneun Kalnal
- Hangul: 방황하는 칼날
- Director: Lee Jung-Ho
- Writer: Keigo Higashino (novel), Lee Jung-Ho
- Producer: Lee Seung-Hyo, Baek Kyung-Sook, Lim Sang-Jin
- Cinematographer: Kim Tae-Kyung
- Release Date: April 10, 2014
- Runtime: 122 min.
- Genre: Suspense-Thriller
- Distributor: CJ Entertainment
- Language: Korean
- Country: South Korea
Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©
Sang-Hyun (Jung Jae-Young) is a factory worker. He lost his wife to cancer and lives with his teenage daughter Soo-Jin (Lee Soo-Bin). One raining evening, Sang-Hyun comes home and finds that his daughter is not at home and she isn't answering her phone. Believing she is at a friends house, his regular life continues until he receives a phone call from the police. He's brought to a morgue to identify his daughter. Soo-Jin was raped and murdered. Since that day, Sang-Hyun goes to the police station everyday hoping to hear that his daughter's killers are brought to justice. Detective Eok-Gwan (Lee Sung-Min) can only tell Sang-Hyun to go home and that there is nothing he can do at the station.
Sang-Hyun then receives a text message which identifies two boys who killed his daughter and also gives the address of one of those boys. Sang-Hyun goes to the address without informing the police. Soon, Sang-Hyun becomes a fugitive from the law while he attempts to administer his own form of justice on the boys responsible for his daughter's death. Detective Eok-Gwan tracks Sang-Hyun in the background.
- Based on novel "Samayou Yaiba" by Keigo Higashino (published December, 2004 by The Asahi Shimbun Company).
- Filming began December 15, 2012.
- Filming finished March 28, 2013. The last scene filmed took place on set in Yangsuri, South Korea. Lead actors Jung Jae-Young and Lee Sung-Min finished their scenes prior to the last day of filming, but they stayed until the last day.
- Related titles:
- The Hovering Blade | Samayou Yaiba (2009)
- Broken | Banghwanghaneun Kalnal (2014)
- The Hovering Blade | Higashino Keigo Samayou Yaiba (WOWOW / 2021)
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